Las Vegas Raiders control their destiny to close out 2020 season
By Brad Weiss
The Las Vegas Raiders control their own destiny as they head into the final five games of the 2020 NFL regular season looking for a playoff spot.
Starting out at 6-3, the Las Vegas Raiders looked to be destined for the playoffs, this after once again navigating a tough early-season schedule. However, after two straight losses, including an embarrassing loss at 3-7 Atlanta last Sunday, the future is starting to look more and more cloudy for the Silver and Black.
Sure, they have a “get right” game against the New York Jets on Sunday, going up against an 0-11 team that seems destined for the No. 1 overall pick in 2021. However, moving forward, there are games that the Raiders absolutely must-have, and correcting a lot of their mistakes against the lowly Jets could be exactly what this team needs.
In Week 13, the Raiders travel East without Josh Jacobs and Johnathan Abram, two keys to their success all season long. Even without them, they should be able to take care of business against the Jets, but moving forward, they are going to need all hands on deck, especially in an AFC that is loaded with talented teams.
Looking ahead, the Raiders control their own destiny, and will likely make the playoffs if they can just beat the teams in front of them.